Lawrence Matrango (1915 - 1987)

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Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona

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1915 - In the year that Lawrence Matrango was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

1947 - He was 32 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1964 - By the time he was 49 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1974 - He was 59 years old when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

1987 - In the year of Lawrence Matrango's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Lawrence Matrango passed away in August 1987 at 72 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on July 25, 1915. We are unaware of information about Lawrence's immediate family. We know that Lawrence Matrango had been residing in Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona.

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